ankit (2022-2023)

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Application Information

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# Law School Status Type $$$ Sent Received Complete Interview Date Decision Updated
Harvard University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/16/09 Rec: 09/25/09 Comp: 09/29/09 Inter: -- Dec: 04/16/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Michigan Ann Arbor Accepted A Type: RA $150,000 Sent: 09/29/09 Rec: 10/06/09 Comp: 10/21/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/07/09 Upd: 14 years
Columbia University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 09/24/09 Rec: 09/25/09 Comp: 09/29/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/25/10 Upd: 14 years
New York University Accepted W Type: RA $25,000 Sent: 10/03/09 Rec: 10/04/09 Comp: 11/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/01/09 Upd: 14 years
Northwestern University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/05/10 Rec: 10/19/09 Comp: 11/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/13/10 Upd: 14 years
Fordham University Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 11/04/09 Rec: 11/05/09 Comp: 11/16/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/11/09 Upd: 14 years
University of Chicago Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/21/09 Rec: 09/22/09 Comp: 09/22/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/29/10 Upd: 14 years
Yale University Rejected Type: RA Sent: 10/04/09 Rec: 10/07/09 Comp: 10/17/09 Inter: -- Dec: 01/22/10 Upd: 14 years
University of Virginia Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/07/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
Duke University Pending W Type: RA Sent: 11/07/09 Rec: 11/09/09 Comp: 11/09/09 Inter: -- Dec: -- Upd: 14 years
University of Pennsylvania Waitlisted W Type: RA Sent: 09/27/09 Rec: 09/27/09 Comp: 10/07/09 Inter: -- Dec: 12/16/09 Upd: 14 years
Cornell University Pending W Type: Sent: 10/21/09 Rec: 10/23/09 Comp: 11/03/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/24/09 Upd: 14 years
Georgetown University Accepted W Type: RA Sent: 10/26/09 Rec: 10/26/09 Comp: 10/26/09 Inter: -- Dec: 11/09/09 Upd: 14 years

Applicant Information

  • LSAT: 174
  • LSAT 2: -
  • LSAT 3: -
  • GRE : -
  • LSAC GPA: 3.65
  • Degree GPA: 3.8
  • School Type: Big International
  • Major: Engineering

Demographic Information

  • City: Asian
  • State: Other
  • Race: Indian
  • Gender: Man
  • International Applicant: Yes
  • Non-Traditional Applicant: Yes
  • Years out of Undergrad: 3-4 Years

Extra Curricular Information

- Grew up in India and was there till the age of 18
- Moved to a SE Asian city for my undergraduate studies (engineering major)
- Since graduation, I've been working at a top 5 energy company in a commercial role

- Because I attended college abroad, I don't have an LSDAS GPA.
- My transcript was evaluated by JD CAS and they provided an average grade of "B plus" and a verbal rating of "Very Good"
- I would say that I did reasonably well at university, and placed in the top 15% of my class
- Completed a 4-year engineering major in 3.5 years, on a special accelerated program

- Lots of debating, represented my university at numerous international tournaments
- Some leadership and organizational expererience in college
- Community service in Cambodia
- Some other semi-interesting stuff that doesnt count for much on a resume

Additional info & updates

I'm going to be detailed here, hoping that these updates are useful for those in future cycles. I hid my profile during the cycle as I've heard horror stories about adcomms surfing these sites. Mine isn't a common profile, hence the paranoia. I wouldn't want knowledge of my cycle to affect admission/scholly offers


10/29 - Most schools are reflecting my application as "complete" except for -
1) Northwestern: Interview hasnt been reflected in the system
2) Cornell: Applied later than the others
3) NYU: No email/any other communication, but I believe this is quite normal for them.
Nervously anticipating the decisions now!

10/29 - Harvard complete date is the date I went "Under Review" on the status checker. The complete e-mail only reached me on 10/8 (9 days later).

11/03 - Some sign of life from NYU through an email telling me I'm complete. Northwestern status checker has also been updated to complete.

11/03 - All applications are now complete. I will put in another couple of schools within the next week though.

11/07 - Michigan status checker updated to "Decision" and I can log in to the admitted students website!

11/09 - Michigan acceptance received via snail mail, so its official! I'm over the moon right now!!

11/09 - "Decision Rendered" at Georgetown, I'm hoping this means what I think it does :)

11/09 - Complete at Duke and Virginia as well. No news from Fordham so far.

11/13 - Just received the acceptance letter from Georgetown via FedEx! Really nice personal note, and again I'm relieved they used a courier service :)

11/16 - Complete at Fordham. The wait continues!

11/17 - Still waiting on that JR1!! :( This is my last week of hope, after that I will stop deluding myself (or I'll try to, at least)

11/25 - Under review at Chicago! Hoping for a quick decision....

11/27 - Decision at Cornell as of 11/24, good news perhaps?! I guess I'll have to wait for the mail to make it across the world....

11/30 - Found out over the phone that I was deferred at Cornell (placed on reserve)....

12/8 - After people started receiving their NYU acceptances, I called the admissions office to ask them about my application. They told me that a decision was mailed last week but didn't reveal what it was. The first batch was definitely all hoping this means good news!

12/11 - Waitlisted at Fordham. I'm guessing this was a case of YP as it really was a last minute application aimed at being an absolute safety option.

12/15 - Woke up to a really nice e-mail from Dean Z inviting me to apply for the Darrow! Got to get cracking on the essay!

12/16 - Waitlisted at Penn. Not too bummed out though....

12/20 - I have a feeling my cycle is going to be quite unpredictable due to the lack of a GPA. My LSAT may be high but I come from an undergrad school that was stingy with As. World Education Services evaluated my GPA as a 3.81, but I don't think all adcomms will see it that way. This may explain the lack of a JR1 as well as the WL at Penn.

12/21 - Finally under review at Duke.

12/21 - Still haven't received the mail from NYU, though one of the packages from Michigan took close to a month to reach, so I guess I'll have to wait. I hate living so far away!!!!

12/22 - Submitted my Darrow application essay and got a really nice e-mail from Dean Z in response. She said I would hear from them by early January!

12/25 - Finally received my acceptance letter from NYU! Letter was dated 12/1, so it took quite a while to reach me. Absolutely thrilled!!

1/5 - Withdrew from admission at Georgetown. I think its unfair for me to keep this slot, since I'm sure I'll never end up going there.

1/7 - Got some not too great news from Harvard. My application has been held for further review. Dunno if I'll send in a LOCI....

1/9 - Full Darrow at Michigan!! Woo hoo!!!

1/15 - Withdrew my application from Cornell. Don't want to wait out for a decision.

1/17 - Withdrew my application from the Penn Waitlist. May-June is way too late to get a decision for me.

1/20 - Withdrew from Fordham, Virginia and Duke. Can't see myself going to any of those schools (even with $$), with the options that I have right now.

1/25 - E-mail acceptance from Columbia! Yeaaa!! They sent it via e-mail cos I'm based abroad.

1/29 - Waitlisted at Chicago (via e-mail). This is a school I really like but I won't be waiting around for a decision, as the chances of $$ from a WL are close to nil. Also given my situation as an international applicant, waiting till May-June creates significant logistical hassles on my end.

2/1 - Rejection mail from Yale. I guess this was kind of inevitable but I was still holding out a glimmer of hope. Oh well....

2/1 - Acceptance package from Columbia....very nice!!

2/3 - Withdrew application from Chicago.

2/9 - Admitted Students Binder from Columbia along with a travel guide to NYC. Really impressed!

2/20 - Received a faculty profile booklet and another overview book from NYU. Also a faculty profile book from Michigan. I love coming home to this stuff!:)

2/23 - Admitted students binder from Northwestern Law. Its uncanny how similar this thing is to the Kellogg binder that my SO received!

2/24 - Withdrew from Northwestern. I realized that with a full Darrow at Michigan, I couldn't think of any circumstances under which I'd attend Northwestern. Anyway its still a great school, and the withdrawal wasn't easy, to say the least!

3/30 - Attended the ASW at Michigan, and visited NYU/CLS during my trip to the U.S. I liked all three , but nothing about NYU/CLS struck me as incredible enough to justify turning down a full ride at Michigan.

4/7 - Got my scholarship offer from NYU, only 25K.The reason this isnt even worth a consideration is that 25K is probably the COL difference between Ann Arbor and NYC. Oh well, will be withdrawing soon.

4/8 - Withdrew from NYU.

4/11 - Withdrew from Columbia. No news from them yet about any $$, but I've anyway decided to remove CLS from contention as I don't expect much.

4/16 - And.....waitlist invitation from Harvard. I'm not gonna ride it out, but I will take some solace in the fact that they didn't reject me straight away. This ends my cycle, I will be withdrawing from Harvard soon, and I've already confirmed my enrollment at Michigan.

I am now officially a member of the Michigan Law Class of 2013!!!

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Another Indian
Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey: It is good to see another Indian applying to law school. What is your number 1 choice? Dave

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

I am an American citizen; I think you have a good chance with most top law schools. You are definitely Harvard material. You may even get into Yale, if you can boost up your LSAT score in December. Yale has the most Indians relative to its small class size. You may like it there. You will easily get into Columbia, NYU, and UChicago. Chicago weather sucks. Columbia is in the ghetto. NYU is in a good neighborhood.

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

You know any other Indians applying to law school?

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Why the difference in degree GPA vs. LSAT GPA?

Tuesday, June 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

I still haven't received the so-called JR1 email, and started getting really anxious. Maybe they have a different process for int. applicants..? (at least that's what I'm saying to myself)

Tuesday, June 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Thanks for the warm wishes! Best luck with your cycle too. It is just too early to despair!

Additional Schools
Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

You should add Stanford, Berkeley, and UCLA to your list. If you are looking for another safety school, I would think BU would be a good bet. If you are looking into Intellectual Property with your engineering background, Boalt/Stanford would be ideal for you. I hope you get into Harvard.

Well done
Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on one of your many acceptances.

Thursday, April 02 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on the first acceptance.

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, I was about to come say hi to you, my fellow international applicant, but you beat me to it :-) Congrats on your early acceptances as well, and to many more to come. I haven't gotten a JR1 yet. It seems more focused on the high-end GPA so far. My GPA is not very high so I can only hope for the best.

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hmm tricky with the GPA, how did that work with LSAC? I remember when I first arrived in the US, I had much trouble equating my grades as well. Too bad the international boost for law school seems to be non-existent compared to college.

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Congrats on another acceptance. I guess your high LSAT score is paying off. Harvard, Yale or NYU is the way to go. UPenn may be good as well because they have three Indian professors on the law school faculty, whereas Harvard has one and NYU has none.

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Still no JR1 :( I'm heading to a sad Thanksgiving.

Monday, April 27 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey, Thanks for posting. Looks like both the Ankits are having extreme fortunes :) Good luck with your acceptances. Your numbers are great and am sure HYS are gonna call you. All the best! Keep me posted on the final choice. Ankit

Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Don't despair Indian dude. They have several rounds of admissions. You are a top candidate. I am rooting for you.

Sunday, July 06 2008 at 08:00 PM

there is hope...especially with your LSAT score :) best of luck!!

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

I know... I'm happy for those with JR2s and at the same time have this sad, sinking void in my chest. But an experience is what you make of it, right? I'm sure we'll still have amazing (I mean, miserable) 3 years no matter where we end up.

Tuesday, June 16 2009 at 08:00 PM

Don't worry. I'm sure you'll get yours soon enough. Don't just give up hope!

Thanks Ankit!
Sunday, October 18 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hope that you'll get what you're wishing for!

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

ah suck to hear about Cornell, sorry about that :-( But it doesn't mean it's over or anything, just a bit longer wait.

Screw Cornell
Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Hey Ankit: Don't worry about Cornell. I went to school there for 4 years. It isn't anything to write home about. I would select Duke or NYU if I were you. The weather really does make a difference and so does the diversity.

Law School
Saturday, August 01 2009 at 08:00 PM

Which is your top choice for a law school?

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

Gluck with NYU, I'm sure you'll get in! Btw, I read your comment on TLS that NYU scholarship essays can be turned in before Jan 1 and via email. Is that stated in the website somewhere? I was under the impression that essays have to be submitted with the apps (hence my pretty late submission).

Good luck
Thursday, August 06 2009 at 08:00 PM

NYU is clearly a matter of time--hang in there!

Sunday, July 05 2009 at 08:00 PM

woohoo Darrow - that's a big fish! Did that NYU envelop come yet??